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The Sandlot (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993 (USA)
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

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The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
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Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
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Bill
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Mom
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Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
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Young Mr. Mertle
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Storyline

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. Written by Dan Urson

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No uniforms. No problem. No girls. No problem. No ball. *BIG* problem! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco | See all certifications »

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7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids  »

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Box Office

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$32,416,586
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Writer-director David Mickey Evans has stated that all the child actors had such a wonderful summer working on the film to the point that they considered it the greatest summer of their lives. See more »

Goofs

In Mr. Mertle's backyard there is a red truck door. The door is from a late 70's - late 80's Chevrolet truck, and wouldn't have existed at the time the movie was set in. See more »

Quotes

Sandlot Kids: [after Wendy Peffercorn pulls Squints from the pool] Squints! Come on Squints!
Ham Porter: Come on Squints. Squints!
Timmy: Come on, Squints, come on!
Scotty Smalls: [shouts] Come on, Squints. You can do it! Pull through, bud!
Benny Rodriguez: Come on, man, come on!
Yeah Yeah: Yeah yeah, he looks pretty crappy.
Tommy: Squints! Come on man!
Bertram: My God, he looks like a dead fish.
Sandlot Kids: [Squints opens his eyes and smiles] *What*?
Wendy Peffercorn: [Squints kisses Wendy]
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The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Smokie Pt. 2
Written by Bill Black
Performed by Bill Black's Combo
Courtesy of Hi Records
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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I grew up with gorgeous summers and this movie...
4 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Sandlot was my favorite kid movie when I was a kid myself.

I was about 8 when I saw it the first time on German TV, so a couple o' years after the movie's release and man, I loved this one. I saw it during summer and after watching it I felt the energy for new adventures! The best thing is, years after that I saw the movie again during another summer and it reminded me so hard on the good times one can have as a youngster outside... I went for adventures again.

As many other reviewers have noticed, this movie reminds us of what it was like to be a kid, and when dogs were dangerous monsters, and playing outside was just a huge adventure. Everybody of us felt like an Indiana Jones. It felt damn good.

This is one of the movies I will carefully hold on and keep it, lets say to watch it all couple of 6 years just to remind me how cool life can be. The movie captures all our youth so well and packs it in one huge summer so watch and love this one.

An absolute 10/10 for being THE kid movie of my life and guess what? I am an adult but I love watching this one. Your turn now.


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